•  18
    Autonomy, Identity, and Social Justice. Appiah’s The Lies that Bind. A Review
    Philosophy and Public Issues - Filosofia E Questioni Pubbliche. forthcoming.
  •  73
    Journal of Social Philosophy, EarlyView.
  •  363
    Why I Don’t Believe in Patriarchy: Comments on Kate Manne’s Down Girl
    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 101 (1): 220-229. 2020.
  •  36
    Agency within Structures and Warranted Resistance: Response to Commentators
    Tandf: Australasian Philosophical Review 3 (1): 109-121. 2020.
    Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2019, Page 109-121.
  •  65
    Cognition as a Social Skill
    Tandf: Australasian Philosophical Review 3 (1): 5-25. 2020.
    Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2019, Page 5-25.
  •  8
    In this debate-format book, four philosophers--Joshua Glasgow, Sally Haslanger, Chike Jeffers, and Quayshawn Spencer--articulate contrasting views on race. Each author presents a distinct viewpoint on what race is, and then replies to the others, offering theories that are clear and accessible to undergraduates, lay readers, and non-specialists, as well as other philosophers of race.
  •  84
    In response to commentaries by Esa Díaz León, Jennifer Saul, and Ra- chel Sterken, I develop more fully my views on the role of structure in social and metaphysical explanation. Although I believe that social agency, quite generally, occurs within practices and structures, the relevance of structure depends on the sort of questions we are asking and what interventions we are considering. The emphasis on questions is also relevant in considering metaphysical and meta-metaphysical is- sues about r…Read more
  • Ideology: New Essays (edited book)
    Oxford University Press. forthcoming.
  • Sich der Realität widersetzen. Kristina Lepold im Gespräch mit Sally Haslanger (review)
    with Kristina Lepold
    WestEnd. Neue Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung 12 159-170. 2015.
  •  194
    What is a Social Practice?
    Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 82 231-247. 2018.
    This paper provides an account of social practices that reveals how they are constitutive of social agency, enable coordination around things of value, and are a site for social intervention. The social world, on this account, does not begin when psychologically sophisticated individuals interact to share knowledge or make plans. Instead, culture shapes agents to interpret and respond both to each other and the physical world around us. Practices shape us as we shape them. This provides resource…Read more
  •  226
    I—Culture and Critique
    Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 91 (1): 149-173. 2017.
    How do we achieve social justice? How do we change society for the better? Some would argue that we must do it by changing the laws or state institutions. Others that we must do it by changing individual attitudes. I argue that although both of these factors are important and relevant, we must also change culture. What does this mean? Culture, I argue, is a set of social meanings that shapes and filters how we think and act. Problematic networks of social meanings constitute an ideology. Entrenc…Read more
  •  2
    Adoption Matters: Philosophical and Feminist Essays (edited book)
    with C. Witt
    Cornell University Press. 2005.
    Introduction : kith, kin, and family / Sally Haslanger and Charlotte Witt Adoption and its progeny : rethinking family law, gender, and sexual difference / Drucilla Cornell Open adoption is not for everyone / Anita L. Allen Methods of adoption : eliminating genetic privilege / Jacqueline Stevens Several steps behind : gay and lesbian adoption / Sarah Tobias A child of one’s own : property, progeny, and adoption / Janet Farrell Smith Family resemblances : adoption, personal identity, and genetic …Read more
  •  34
    Theorizing Feminisms: A Reader (edited book)
    with Elizabeth Hackett
    Oxford University Press. 2006.
    "What is sexist oppression?" "What should be done about it?" Organized around these questions, Theorizing Feminisms: A Reader provides an overview of theoretical feminist writing about the quest for gender justice. Incorporating both classic and cutting-edge material, the reader takes into account the full diversity of women, highlighting the effects of race, ethnicity, nationality, class, sexuality, and religion on women's experience. Theorizing Feminisms is organized into four sections and inc…Read more
  •  197
    Race, intersectionality, and method: a reply to critics
    Philosophical Studies 171 (1): 109-119. 2013.
    It is a great honor to have such excellent commentary on my book, and I am happy to have the opportunity to discuss these issues with others who have done such important work on the topics. I will reply to the commentaries separately, beginning with the critique by Charles Mills (2013) and moving on to Karen Jones’s (2013). Reply to MillsRevisiting my projectMills considers four views that pose challenges to my account of race as a hierarchical social category.(1) Kitcher (2007) and Andreasen (1…Read more
  •  549
    Humean supervenience and enduring things
    Australasian Journal of Philosophy 72 (3). 1994.
    This Article does not have an abstract
  •  8
    Future Genders? Future Races?
    Moral Issues in Global Perspective: Volume 2 2 102. 2006.
  •  72
    Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of “Sex” (review)
    International Studies in Philosophy 30 (4): 107-109. 1998.
  •  246
    Distinguished Lecture: Social structure, narrative and explanation
    Canadian Journal of Philosophy 45 (1): 1-15. 2015.
    Recent work on social injustice has focused on implicit bias as an important factor in explaining persistent injustice in spite of achievements on civil rights. In this paper, I argue that because of its individualism, implicit bias explanation, taken alone, is inadequate to explain ongoing injustice; and, more importantly, it fails to call attention to what is morally at stake. An adequate account of how implicit bias functions must situate it within a broader theory of social structures and st…Read more
  •  103
    Persistence: Contemporary Readings (edited book)
    with Roxanne Marie Kurtz
    Bradford. 2006.
    How does an object persist through change? How can a book, for example, open in the morning and shut in the afternoon, persist through a change that involves the incompatible properties of being open and being shut? The goal of this reader is to inform and reframe the philosophical debate around persistence; it presents influential accounts of the problem that range from classic papers by W. V. O. Quine, David Lewis, and Judith Jarvis Thomson to recent work by contemporary philosophers. The auth…Read more
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    It is always awkward when someone asks me informally what I’m working on and I answer that I’m trying to figure out what gender is. For outside a rather narrow segment of the academic world, the term ‘gender’ has come to function as the polite way to talk about the sexes. And one thing people feel pretty confident about is their knowledge of the difference between males and females. Males are those human beings with a range of familiar primary and secondary sex characteristics, most important be…Read more
  •  92
    Defining Knowledge
    The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 2000 41-55. 2000.
    With some notable exceptions, feminist epistemologists have not focused (like many contemporary analytic epistemologists) on the the semantics of claims to know: What are the truth conditions of claims of the form S knows that p? My goal in this paper is to suggest a way of approaching the task of specifying the truth conditions for knowledge while (hopefully) making clear how a broad range of feminist work that is often deemed irrelevant to the philosophical inquiry into knowledge is, in fact, …Read more
  •  158
    Studying While Black: Trust, Opportunity and Disrespect
    du Bois Review 11 (1): 109-136. 2014.
    How should we explore the relationship between race and educational opportunity? One approach to the Black-White achievement gap explores how race and class cause disparities in access and opportunity. In this paper, I consider how education contributes to the creation of race. Considering examples of classroom micropolitics, I argue that breakdowns of trust and trustworthiness between teachers and students can cause substantial disadvantages and, in the contemporary United States, this happens …Read more
  •  289
    Racism, Ideology, and Social Movements
    Res Philosophica 94 (1): 1-22. 2017.
    Racism, sexism, and other forms of injustice are more than just bad attitudes; after all, such injustice involves unfair distributions of goods and resources. But attitudes play a role. How central is that role? Tommie Shelby, among others, argues that racism is an ideology and takes a cognitivist approach suggesting that ideologies consist in false beliefs that arise out of and serve pernicious social conditions. In this paper I argue that racism is better understood as a set of practices, atti…Read more
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    What good are our intuitions: Philosophical analysis and social kinds
    Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 80 (1): 89-118. 2006.
    Across the humanities and social sciences it has become commonplace for scholars to argue that categories once assumed to be “natural” are in fact “social” or, in the familiar lingo, “socially constructed”. Two common examples of such categories are race and gender, but there many others. One interpretation of this claim is that although it is typically thought that what unifies the instances of such categories is some set of natural or physical properties, instead their unity rests on social fe…Read more